Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency states that most public transport services in New Zealand are accessible to some wheelchairs. Urban buses must be accessible for passengers with physical, sensory, or cognitive impairments. This includes passengers who use wheelchairs or who are accompanied by a guide dog.
Accessible transport in your area
Contact your regional council to find out about accessible buses, trains or ferries where you live
You can find a list of local councils on the Department of Internal Affairs Local Government website.
Regional council websites vary in how they publish information about accessible transport for disabled people. You might find information under:
- Bus timetables / bus services
- Concessions / community services
- Environment services
- Fares and discounts / FAQs
- Getting around
- Total Mobility / travel and fares / travelling with animals (disability assist dogs)
Your local disability centre can help advise you on options for public transport in your area.
If you are visiting another area of New Zealand, the local disability information centre can help you with transport options while you are away.
Last updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2022